Kevin Kooyumjian: Guestbook
May 29, 2013
You ARE the Musical Simon Cowell .... LOL! Really enjoyed your performance yesterday in Concord. You are truly a talented soul. When you're performing in the Walnut Creek, Concord area I'd love to stop in and say hello ... and take the music in.
Martinez Hills CA
April 13, 2013
Hi Kevin, Thank you for your performance at the Farmers' Market today. You're playing and energy are inspirational! All the best, Joseph
Jolly Ann Kooyumjian
March 29, 2013
Kevin K you are the best and luckily you're my husband ;) I LOVE YOU SO MUCH and i'm so proud of you. I'll always support you and I'll be always here for you.:)mahal na mahal kita Kevin!
March 20, 2013
music for ever
March 2, 2013
My roommate came home with your cd today (03/02/13) in Vallejo. I started listening, stopped, went to Rhapsody and downloaded all 5! All I can say in a nutshell is where there's smoke, there's fire! Keep firing!
February 22, 2013
Good to see you at the Wharf. Just chillin with the old Monterey Style. Man that's some really cool stuff...Hope to see you again soon!
February 20, 2013
Very nice playing...I'm a keyboard player too....you get a lot out of your Korg pa1x...really enjoyed your technique...keep the faith....stevec
February 19, 2013
Bought all six of his CDs and now cant stop listening to his music, a man doing what he loves, thanks for the music and the few minutes we talked, keep groovin ,
February 17, 2013
Like your CD's
January 16, 2013
fantastic player bud sending you praise from the uk i,m a jazz funk drummer ..hope you make it kevin
December 8, 2012
Simply the best music I have ever heard in my life. Keep it up. You are the absolute best.
October 29, 2012
Hi Kevin ~ Your music is exquisite and I am truly enjoying listening to your CD's. Can't wait to see another performance. My best, Patti LaMar
October 22, 2012
Absolutely the most BEAUTIFUL music I have ever heard!!! You should be in the stars!! :) I visited San Fran on Oct 12 - 15. My daughter ran the Nike Women's Marathon on the 14th. On the 12th we wondered down to Firsherman's Wharf and there, in the middle of the Wharf, was the most beautiful music I had ever heard! Kevin, you are absolutely amazing and just a beautiful man - inside and out! I wish nothing but the very best for you! Look me up if you (and your family) are ever in Vancouver, BC, Canada!!! You and your music are amazing!!! I bought 3 CDs that day, and will gladly buy more!!! All of them!! All the Best! - Dianne
October 18, 2012
Great music- I was visiting FW from Canada when I heard Kevins music, had to have a couple of albums right away.
September 12, 2012
It was not for me , your playing, was for everyone traveling, but it was perfectly just for me. I feel happy then. I met great artist. Thank you!
September 6, 2012
My wife, Eli and I met you in San Francisco earlier this year. We bought 2 cd's from you, Monterey Wave and Monterey Cool. Absolutely great music, we love it. Especially the wave album with that latin touch. Eli, being Colombian loves it. Look forward to getting more of your music off itunes and if your ever in Australia, please look us up.
Pete and Eli Downes
August 9, 2012
I saw you down at Fisherman's Wharf about 5 years ago January or February and enjoyed the healing of your music. I play trumpet, would love to collaborate.
July 6, 2012
The best cd's that I have purchased in a long time. They are GREAT.
EDSON FROM BRAZIL
July 2, 2012
HI KEVIN, I SENT YOU A MESSAGE VIA E-MAIL. ABOUT MY WEEKLY JAZZ RADIO SHOW IN SOUTH BRAZIL.
May 26, 2012
You have the gift! Thank you for sharing your talent. I am glad that I purchase four cd's from you. Your music creates a nicer day. Wish you the very best in this life.
April 15, 2012
So enjoyed dancing to your music on April 13th on the SF wharf. turned out to be a beautiful day in the city topped with your great music Purchased two CD's Love them...btw sorry by you do look like simon cowell.but you have a wonderful personality!
March 10, 2012
My wife and I met you while you where playing your electric piano at the fishermen wharf in San Francisco last week, I was impressed and bought 2 cd and played them here in new jersey. as I said then when you go to the philippines show them your music. The kind of music you play will be appreciated. Goog luck
FELIX J MALPICA
March 1, 2012
I OWN 6 FM STATIONS IN VERACRUZ, MEXICO AND I´VE LISTENED TO A LOT OF COMPOSERS. BUT WHEN I HEARD YOU PLAYING YOUR MUSIC, I WAS AMAZED. SO I BOUGHT YOUR AMAZING CD´S. YOU ARE JUST GREAT AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS A NUMER ONE COMPOSER AND PLAYER. THANKS FOR THE NICE MOMENTS LISTENING WHILE VISITING SN FCO. I ENJOY YOUR CD´S EVERY DAY HERE IN MY HOME. JUST KEEP ON CAUSE YOU HAVE A GREAT TALENT. WHENEVER YOU WANT TO COME DOWN, YOU´LL BE OUR GUEST. RGRDS.
February 25, 2012
Meet on your street performance in San Fracisco last week purchased 3cd great music thanks
February 7, 2012
super smooth jazz!!!! THE BEST!!! yahoo!!!
January 14, 2012
Kev you the man on the keys!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love that spanish guitar you play. i hope we cross paths again.
December 20, 2011
love your music, wish I could play like you. I enjoy all the songs . My bother-in-law was in the Bay area on his Honeymoon this past summer. Look forward to purchase all your CDs.
December 12, 2011
I was in San Francisco on a business trip and had some free time so a group of us ended up on the Wharf. As I was walking past you I heard this wonderful sound and when I turned around it was coming from you. I bought a CD from you called Fisherman's Wharf I think. I went home an played it for my husband and he loves it. I really love jazz and I'm so glad that I got a chance to hear you play. You're really good and keep the music coming. Sincerely April Smith
March 24, 2010
Saw you at Fisherman's Wharf this month and love your music. You are very talented and you had the crowd jumpin (including me) I bought both CD's and listen to them all the time. Gets my day off to a jumpin start! Thank you. Sandee
February 21, 2010
Kevin! We saw you at Fishermans Wharf in November!@ I was surprised how your sax sounds were and bought 2 cd's! Come to Colorado!
David & Susanne
February 20, 2010
Hey Kevin - We saw you at Fishermans Warf and you were frign awesome. However I think your music should be more of the screaming keytar that I saw you play. If you ever make a CD with that kind of music, it it will be huge a hit! Keep in touch if you ever in Portland Oreogn area or if you ever get any new Cd's we'll buy them.
January 1, 2010
Kevin: I look forward to seeing you perform again. I saw you playing at Fisherman's Wharf in San Franciso in December. I bought two of your CDs. Thanks for the great music and performance. You are awesome.
January 1, 2010
We only had a short time to enjoy your performance at Fishermans Wharf yesterday in SF but it was AMAZING ! You have incredible talent and your parents should be very proud of you brother ! I bought both CD's and love them!
December 30, 2009
Hey Kevin, What's up man? Had the pleasure of hearing you play this past summer in August when my wife and I were on vacation down in San Francisco. We were walking along the waterfront and from about a half a block away I heard you jammin. As we got closer, I saw you playing to the crowd on the corner. So, I preceded to find a park bench and sit down for awhile and watch you jam for about 30 minutes or so until you finished you set. At that time I walked up and bought one of you CD's called "Monterey Wave" and also had the luxury of getting a photo taken with you. Anyway, long story short, I enjoy you CD very much, and listen to it quite regularly. Please keep me posted on your next release. If you keep playing, I'll keep listening. Sincerely Terrance from Seattle,WA
December 30, 2009
I was at Fisherman's Wharf during Christmas week 2009 and heard you performing at the corner. I enjoyed your music so much I bought 2 of your CD's to take back to Hawaii. Keep jammin!
December 8, 2009
walking along by fishermans wharf when i heard some great music. went over and had a quick chat with kevin and bought monteray cool.nice music i,m now a fan
February 28, 2009
hi remember me, black majig women, in san francisco a couple with my boyfrend manuel.
February 24, 2009
You probably don't remember me, but I had watched you play on the Embarcadero in San Francisco a couple of times. Most recently with my daughter. I asked you then, and still wonder, "Man, what are you doing there?" I'm still grooving to Monterey Cool and Monterey Style. There's just something about that music driving through the City at night. Thanks for all the music and hope to see you in person again soon.
February 21, 2009
I am trying to find one of your albums it was called smooth jazz breezes from the monterey bay or something like that, needless to say I find your music very enjoyable ,and soulful . On the album I was talking about you had a composition that you had written thank you for the great music and i hope to hear from you and wish you the best, your fan, joe cotta
February 16, 2009
Hello again Kevin. Hope your ok - and as i tell you, come to Norway an give us som funky music - we need you! :-)
February 13, 2009
Our group of 4 met u on Fisherman's Wharf at lunchtime today (2/13/09). We were impressed with your music and both couples bought the 2 CDs you had there. I'm listening to one right now. Great smooth sounds. Glad we saw/heard you today! Best of luck to u.
Jon H. Contreras
February 2, 2009
Kewl business card, kewl music… I am the guy with the two dogs that spoke with you on Sunday.
So, you’re in Monterey, there must be lots of good places there to play.
Is there a charge/fee for anyone to play at Santana Row? I play keyboards as well, but... not as good or as brave as you.
Your website looks good.
I have many gatherings at my home and I am putting together my summer schedule. Do you have a list of songs that you could send me?
Jon H. Contreras
February 1, 2009
Sure miss seeing you in Monterey Kevin. It's not the same there when I go now! Would love to see you perform again. Please let us know if you're performing in the Bay Area!
January 26, 2009
I'm Jerry that guy you met at Guitar Centerlast week ( we both mentioned Chazz Gunther remember !) It was cool meeting you and I'm hoping we could work together in the future if your interested. Right now I'm looking for a Keyboard player for Valentines Day. My number is 408-249-8509 or my cell is 505-4566 Give me a call when you can.
January 11, 2009
Bought two of your CD' s at the pier today. They are both absolutely smokin'. Keep up the great work. Will be buyin some more.
December 28, 2008
I'm the keyboard guy who spoke with you yesterday at Fisherman's Wharf and bought your Monterey Wave CD. It's very good, and I hope to catch you again soon to buy some as gifts for friends.
December 26, 2008
Just listening to a CD I bought from you last summer in Monterey and wanted to say "thanks" again for all the great music. Hope to see you again this summer.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
P.S. This website is fantastic. Check mine out at encyclopediadubuque.org---any way we could link one of your songs to the welcome page?
"Muffy" (Michael Von Yerzy) R.P.M. Productions
November 20, 2008
Great sound Kevin! Nice meeting you the other day at American Tires in Salinas. Keep me posted as to your venues. Your "one of a kind" and great!
November 18, 2008
As I write this, I'm in a nice hotel right on the beach here in Monterey. The fact that you won't be playing on Cannery Row is putting a significant damper on my trip....I sooo wish that you were still playing there!
I continue to watch for your calendar of appearances. Hopefully they won't be too far, so that I have chances of coming to enjoy your playing again.
Again, you are sorely missed, and not just by me, but by many, many others as well !!
Keep the faith!
September 2, 2008
I saw you perform in Monterey about 3 weeks ago. I was the guy who suggested your next album cover should have you playing a flaming key-tar. You are truly the greatest exponent of the key-tar I have ever encountered. You have inspired me to resume my keyboard lessons. Thank you very much!
August 31, 2008
The first time I heard your music & met you, was Jan 12, 2008. I was in town for two reasons. That day was my Birthday and also the 19th Anniversay of my husband's passing. I'm sure you don't remember me, but I was pretty down in spirits and hearing your music helped to bring me up some. Later, on the way home, your music brought me "out of it" even more. Now, it brings makes me feel good all the time......thank you! Ok, on to brighter things! I caught you as you were leaving earlier this month and was very disappointed. Kevin, you were loading up the van, so I just had to go up to you to let you know how much I liked your music. You were very nice and also gave me your business card. I pulled that out today, to visit your website. Now, I have your calendar of
events and will catch you playing as often as possible! Monterey is my "happy place" as it is, so seeing you when I get there will make my visit even better. I wish you much success Kevin. Be happy for many, many years. Sincerely, Vicky
August 31, 2008
Hi Kevin- It was a real pleasure to meet You, and have a Photo taken with you. Heard your Music 04/27 @Cannery Row whilst visiting Monterey from UK. Bought 5 cd's on the spot. Loved every Track that I have since played. My musical taste is wide & varied, but your talent is outstanding, and I have at last found ' My favourite genre'. Keep up this unique contribution to the Arts, which I am introducing to my Family & Friends in 'Olde England' p.s Apart from the following cd's Style/Jazz/Cool/Groove/ & Breeze what am I missing as an ardent Fan! Stay 'Cool' Maestro!
August 31, 2008
I am listening to your CD now at work, I just bought it from you this past memorial Day. It is the one that says "monterey Groove!' and I love it. I have gone to Cannery Row several times to listen to you.. it is so enjoyable. See you soon.I am hooked on listening to you and being able to have the ocean atmosphere at the same time.
Jeff & Susan
August 31, 2008
Hi Kevin, loved hearing you play and I love both of your cd's. Now when I get in the Vette and I put the top down, listening to your music makes it even cooler. Your right on with my musical taste, BAM. Look forward to seeing you again.
August 26, 2008
Just got back from Monterey and heard Kevin at the Cannery. Loved it! I bought a CD/Monterey Breeze. We listen to it by our pool in the evenings. Very relaxing! Keep playing, Kevin. We love you!
August 16, 2008
I was a block away from where you were performing, and the tone and tempo of this jamming sound. It made me walk faster to SEE who was just knocking my socks off. My trip down to Monterey had exclamation!! points stamp all around it.
Thanks for the vibe your performance put to my day, and it was great chatting with you. Thanks for taking the time to meet and talk with me.
July 25, 2008
It was great seeing you and hearing you again. My son andrew remembered you from a couple years ago.
May 28, 2008
As a local resident, there is nothing I enjoy more than inviting one of my dance partners or a group of dancers to Cannery Row to dance rhumba, bolero, cha cha, salsa, hustle, or swing to your music. Thank you for playing at my birthday dance and making that evening so special.
May 19, 2008
I heard you last June 2007 your music is so unique I was on vacation I was in a pretty bad way I just ended a 14 year relationship I was staying at Big Sur We drove to Cannary Row to to look at all the wonderful sinerey thats when I discovered your music I introduce your music to all my family and friends.I live in Yorba Linda Ca. They call Yorba Linda the land of Gracious Living so your music fits in perfectly.Well Mr. Kevin Kooyumjia Thank You!
Mary Anne Goforth
April 23, 2008
I saw you in Monterey last Sunday for the first time and was instantly hooked on your music. My cousin bought a couple of your cd's and we listened to them when we got back to the beach house we rented. What great background music to visit to. I'm home now and had to order a few myself. Thanks.
March 31, 2008
Hi Kevin, We watched you play last weekend, I'm very impressed with your keyboard skills, I'm a pro guitarist, and thought I'd drop you a line and say thanks for making our day a LOT brighter. You have a great talent...what are you doing there busking?? :) I'm sure it pays better than the club gigs around there...ain't music a miserable profession? But..what a wonderful passion. All the best to you my friend. Mick
March 30, 2008
Had a great time today listening to you and got a great bunch of shots of you that I will put on my web site and pass along to you.Keep up the good tunes and the enthusiasm. A true musician, and entertainer with heart! I'll see you again, and will be listening for more of your work. Tom
January 22, 2008
Kevin saw and heard you for the first time 1/21/08 at Cannery Row.I was there for my 8th wedding anniversary. I bought your Monterey Cool cd and it was a hit with me. Thanks for the smooth jazz sound I wish you the best. Oh by the way here's a new title or two for a new song "Night In Monterey, Groovin In Monterey and Carmel Sunset" Looking forward to getting your other cd's see you in Monterey best wishes.
January 6, 2008
I was in Monterey last week and saw you perform. Bought your CD Monterey Jazz. Do you ever come to Canada and perform.
December 5, 2007
I was listening to internet radio and all i of a sudden i saw another "Kouyoumdjian" playing awesome music! - I really enjoyed what i heard and am looking forward to getting your CD. I'm gonna forward your link to all my friends.
It was great!
Maung Chit Khaing
December 4, 2007
Amazing. I have all of your albums purchased on December 2.
Have you ever considered the KXZJ station, Excellence in Jazz program to have your music broadcast?
November 22, 2007
Me and my Wife visited CA for the fist time and we had a Great Adventure!!!! I think we loved Monterey the best. I play the Classical Guitar and listening to you play just inspires me even more. When will you tour the East Coast? Love to see you live in N.Y. Keep making music your sound and grooves are so fresh!!
November 6, 2007
My son Spencer and I visited last weekend and caught your act. He is 13 and wore a fidora. He got a kick out of video taping you. You are awesome.
October 13, 2007
You really had us chillin in Monterey, thanks for the Cool - Breeze in our face. Lovin the CD's.
Barry & Nikki Jones
September 5, 2007
My wife and I love your music and look forward to groovin' to your music every time we visit Monterey. We bought Monterey Cool and Monterey Breeze yesterday which will be added to Monterey Groove which we bought back in October 2006. Hearing your music is an anticipated highlight of our visits to Cannery Row. We'll be buying Monterey Style and Monterey Jazz on our next visit. We want the whole collection. Keep on rockin' Peace
September 3, 2007
Hello. I am 80 young and hearing you play makes me feel something special.
I grew up in South Carolina. My family was very poor and we could never afford the luxury of a record player or records. But I always managed to hear a few tunes, on the radio, whenever I went to the general store. When I came to California to persue a career as a showgirl in 1946, music was the thing that mattered most. I listened and listened and listened to as much music as I could get my hands on.
When I married James [may he rest in peace], we always loved and enjoyed music together and it could always be heard in our small beachside appartment.
When we first heard you on Cannary Row last year, we were spell bound. You had the talent and the charisma to really impress us. And that takes a lot.
Since then, James has passed, but I have enjoyed coming alone to Cannery Row to listen to you play. It has been the highlight of my days for a long time.
I wish you the very best in your career and life.
Sometime when you're playing, take a look around, and if you happen to see an old woman in a pink floral hat, come over and say hello.
That would make my day.
I'll be seeing you,
August 22, 2007
I heard you the first time on our anniversary Aug. 3rd and bought 2 CD's and you signed the CD, Monterey Cool. We came back 2 weeks later and I picked up the other 3 CD's. I love your talent on the keytar. You're an awesome musician. We look forward to seeing you again.
Jim and Theresa Martin
August 19, 2007
Heard you for the first time today. You are our style! Look forward to seeing you again soon and would like to have you at one of our "Weekend Wine Down's" here in Hollister. We'll talk more, soon.
Jim and Theresa Martin
Night Out Limousine
August 13, 2007
I was in Monterey with my girlfriend this past weekend. On our way to the aquarium we saw Kevin performing. His live performance is awesome and full of energy! The fish were okay... but I'd prefer to get my $25 bucks back from the aquarium and buy a CD from this guy. I don't think there is a living soul out there that can rock the keytar the way Kevin does.
Thank you for making our first time in Monterey so enjoyable!!!
I encourage everyone to check him on iTunes.
August 8, 2007
Some weekends ago my lady and our 6 yo niece heard you playing. I purchased your CD, Monterey Groove, and have shared it with a co-worker. He and I think you are fantastic. Your Roland AX7 is a hard find. I have tried bidding on ebay for one and have lost. The price for a used one is high 750 - 1000. I'm a guitar player but your instrument intrigues me. Keep playing and I wish you sucess, you deserve it.
August 6, 2007
We brought a few kids from our H.S. youth group to Laguna Seca for the Spirit West Coast Music Festival and had to come to Monterey due to my wife Marcia being hostipolized. We stopped to eat at the Fish Hopper and heard you playing. Your music took away the tension the necessity of the "extra stop" brought on (for me). I took a picture with you on our 4 high schoolers which they asked to put on the youth room wall! We came back Sunday with my wife (who is doing better now) on our way back home and one of the boys picked up your Cool! cd. Thanks for sharing your gift and making our trip that much more special!
Alfonso and Louise Jones
July 13, 2007
You enjoy your CD kept up the good work.If visit Long Beach drop use a line!
ANDRE L. VATION
July 4, 2007
Hey man while visiting out in montery ca.i purchase one of your CD NOT KNOWN that i would fall in love with your music alone with my friend`s,hey i need to purchase more of your sound track`s you have such amazing music.
July 2, 2007
June 19, 2007
Hey, I was enthralled by your music on June 19th in Cannery Row. I go to Cannery Row a lot, but I have never heard such amazing music as yours. Thank you for a great performance!
May 9, 2007
First thanks for signing my CD and letting my daughter take your picture in Monterey last Sunday. What a great day and your music made a part of it.
Now that I had to chance to list to the CD. Great Job. I truely enjoy it.
Bob & Jacqueline Ostrom
April 10, 2007
your music is great.You made our day in Monterey, one that we will never forget. We will be buying more of your music.
March 8, 2007
Caught your performance at the Plaza Feb. 25. Music is great and refreshing. Bought a couple of your CD's, now need to get the rest.
January 23, 2007
January 14, 2007
I liked the music you played on the 13th of January.
January 14, 2007
Saw you saturday, bought all your cd's, and thought you were great.
RANDY AND SYLVIA THOMAS
October 21, 2006
HEARD YOUR MUSIC ON THE 14TH OF THIS MO. BOUGHT THE MONTEREY BREEZE CD. WE LOVE IT. NOW WE ARE BUYING THE REST!!
William James and family
October 10, 2006
My family and I went to see the Hearst Castle and decieded
to go to the Monterey Aquarium
on the way home. I am sorry to say that we were disappointed with the aquarium.
We have been to a lot of acquariums, and Monterey was not up to par. Much to our surprise we were walking back from the acquarium when we heard this incredible Jazz Music. I had to find out where it wa coming from. When I saw you playing, I was totally amazed. Your're awsome. I sat and listened as you played, and I must say I really loved your music. I am a lover of Jazz and you blew me away. I was also amazed to see my 12 year old son enjoying your music as well. He even said you were an amazing musician and he loved your music. My wife was bolwn away too. Thank you for making was started to be a disappointing day turn into the highlight of our vacation.
We listened to your CD Monterey Style on the way home, and loved it. We're going to try to come back to Monterey to see you performe again. Thank you so very much.
The James Familly.
August 21, 2006
We drive three thousand miles from New Jersey to vacation in Monterrey. The highlight of the vacation is seeing and hearing Kevin and his Live Smooth Jazz.
August 3, 2006
Heard you at Monterey a month or so ago. My wife and three children enjoyed your jazz. After playing on the beach all day it was nice to listen to you music. We bought your cd, "Monterey Breeze". I have a cafe in Mariposa near Yosemite and I play it all the time. My customers enjoy it too. I remember it was when the bay had that spill and the fire department made every one get out of the area... I am sure you remember that!!
Take care and hope to see you there again